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Myall Hall

About the hall
The Myall Hall which celebrated its centenary in 1912 has been an emblem of the pioneering settlers who made the Murray river plains their home. The building of a Hall with a large bank overdraft brought the community to a sense of purpose and achievement.

With the opening up of crown land in the Village Settlement, twenty families took up the 18-20 acre blocks. Interestingly most of the village settlers were connected to the early selectors, a mix of folk of British and European origins who formed a tight knit community, who worked hard to get established and develop community facilities.

The school, built by the parents was established in 1896 and was a catalyst in establishing a centre for communicatio, education and social activity.

The opportunity for a Hall took off and in 1912 the “grand opening” of the Myall Hall took the form of a concert, ball and large feast in an outdoor marquee.

Dances and balls were held regularly and later euchre was played in the ante room with ever increasing numbers of people travelling across the district. Church, sporting and social events were connected with the Hall. Moving pictures attracted large crowds. School concerts were popular events. During the great wars there were farewell presentations and welcome home occasions.

A Myall School Roll of Honour was hung in the Myall Primary School until it was closed in 1993, which now hangs in the Myall Hall. On 11th November we will remember these and other men and women who served our country with displays and activities in the Hall from 12-4pm.

Contact Secretary Myall Public Hall
c/- 200 Cockroft Road
Myall Vic 3579

email mcockroft@reachnet.com.au

Event: Saturday 19 November, Myall School 120th Anniversary

A statewide initiative by Regional Arts Victoria

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